Power Indaba Summit

14 – 16 March 2011

Conference Program Day 1

Monday 14 March 2011

Session 1.1

The investment imperative: harnessing power investment potential in Africa
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Eng. Galal Osman, Vice President, World Wind Energy Association, Germany

09h00 – 09h05

Chairman Welcome Address

09h05 – 09h35

Powering the future on Africa’s terms? The role of the AfDB and its perspectives on the continents electricity growth potential
Emmanuel Nzabanita, Chief Power Engineer, Energy and Climate Change Department, African Development Bank, Tunisia

09h35 – 10h05

SADC and beyond: strategies for infrastructure projects, regional integration and economic development
Admassu Tadesse, Group Executive, Development Bank of Southern Africa, South Africa

10h05 – 10h35

USA in Africa: how American funding can impact project feasibility and success
Alain Rosier, Vice President & Project Manager, Africa Infrastructure Program, Nexant Inc., USA

11h05 – 11h35

Case study: Bujagali, Uganda: how persistence and innovative PPPs benefited the Ugandan power sector
John Eric Mugyenzi, Managing Director, Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd, Uganda

11h35 – 12h05

IDC’s role and approach to develop green industries
Rentia van Tonder, Head of Forestry and Wood Products, IDC, South Africa

12h05 – 12h35

Executive update on the REFIT (Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs) programme
Scott Brodsky, Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf, United Kingdom

Session 1.2

Exploring sources of funding for Africa’s power sector
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Eng. Galal Osman, Vice President, World Wind Energy Association, Germany

14h00 – 14h30

Funding power projects in Africa – What the private sector needs
Solomon Asamoah, Deputy CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation, Nigeria

14h30 – 15h00

Credit ratings and the open market
Roland Cooper, Director Africa, Fitch Ratings, South Africa

15h30 – 16h00

Closing: Getting your IPP financed and operational – an owner’s experience
Jonathan Hoffman, Senior Business Development Director, Globeleq, United Kingdom

16h00 – 16h30

Closing Keynote address: Strategies for Rwanda to increase generation capacity
Leonard B. Kassana, Intl Hydropower Consultant, Investment Climate Facility for Africa, Energy Sector, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda

Conference Program Day 2

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Session 2.1

Chairman: Brian Dames, Chief Executive Officer, Eskom, South Africa

09h00 – 09h15

Welcome
Brian Dames, Chief Executive Officer, Eskom, South Africa

09h15 – 09h45

South Africa: Lighting the way
Honourable Minister Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, Ministry of Energy, South Africa

No presentation 

09h45 – 10h15

Keynote address: Changing the utilities paradigm in the rapidly growing African urban context
Bastian Fischer, VP and GM EMEA region, Oracle, Spain

10h15 – 10h45

Keynote address: Understanding the role of advanced technology in securing Africa’s economic future
Guido Bartels, Chairman, Gridwise Alliance, United States

No presentation

10h45 – 11h30

Panel discussion: What will it take for cross border projects to get off the ground?

Panellists:

  • Jasper Odour, Executive Secretary, East African Power Pool, Ethiopia
  • Lawrence Musaba, Co-ordination Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool, Zimbabwe
  • Guido Bartels, Chairman, Gridwise Alliance, United States
  • Bastian Fischer, VP and GM EMEA region, Oracle, Spain
  • Lungile Dhlamini, Executive Director: Utilities, City of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Smangele Mgquba, Director of Climate Change, Department of Water Affairs, South Africa

11h30 – 11h45

Industry accolades: Awards Programme

  • Industry Chief Executive Officer of the Year Award (5th year)
  • Power Station of the Year Award (7th year)
  • Metering International Excellence Awards (10th year)

Presented by Honourable Minister Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, Ministry of Energy, South Africa

Session 2.2

Investment watch: DRC, DESERTEC and Nigeria
Chairman: Andrew T. Barfour, Project Coordinator, Ghana Energy Development & Access Project (GEDAP),Ministry of Energy, Ghana

14h00 – 14h30

Keynote Address: DRC: Utility reform, Inga III and Grand Inga
Vika di Panzu, Cabinet Director, Ministry of Energy, Democratic Republic of Congo

14h30 – 15h00

Case study: Desertec – cost analysis and economic impact assessment
Prof. Dr. Eng. Galal Osman, Vice President, World Wind Energy Association, Germany

15h30 – 16h15

Access Nigeria
Executive insider briefings on the investment opportunities and incentives

  • Elections – what should change, what will change?
  • Nigeria’s maiden Eurobond – whetting investor appetite
  • IPPs and licensing
  • The PTFP – taking the Nigerian power sector to task?

Panelists:

PTFP – Presidential Task Force on Power

  • Eng. Uzoma Achinaya, Head, Performance Monitoring Team on Distribution & Market Operations

BPE – Bureau for Public Enterprises

  • Bolanle Ayodele Onagoruwa, Director General, Bureau for Public Enterprises, Nigeria

16h15 – 16h30

Closing Address Chairman
A wrap up of the day’s proceedings

Conference Program Day 3

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Session 3.1

Investment Watch: South Africa and Ghana
Chairman: Nils Flaatten, Chief Executive Officer, Wesgro, South Africa

09h00 – 10h00

Access South Africa
What is the role of the private sector in Eskom’s’ capital expansion plans?

  • Eskom’s bond issue – update, overview, impact
  • Does an oversubscribed bond indicate an appetite for investment in SA’s electricity sector?
  • Opportunities to maximize – what and how
  • Guarantees – what is being issued for Eskom’s R343 billion capital expansion programme?

Panelists:

Department of Minerals and Energy

  • Nelisiwe Magubane, Director General

National Treasury

  • Karen Breytenbach, Senior Advisor, PPP Unit

National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA)

  • Mbulelo Ncetezo, Executive Manager, Electricity Division

Eskom

  • Paul O’ Flaherty, Finance Director

10h30 – 11h00

Ghana: Offshore gas, West African Pipeline and a deregulated power market – a recipe for success?
Andrew T. Barfour, Project Coordinator, Ghana Energy Development & Access Project (GEDAP),Ministry of Energy, Ghana

Session 3.2

Unscrambling Africa’s energy needs through investment
Chairman: Nicholas Norbrook, Editor, The Africa Report, France

13h30 – 14h00

Framework for building a sustainable wind energy industry – Africa’s natural advantages
Garth Heron, Director, Business Development, Goldwind International, China

14h00 – 14h45

Financiers panel discussion

Panelists:

  • Alfredo Abad, Regional Representation for Southern Africa & Indian Ocean, European Investment Bank, South Africa
  • Damien Navizet, Investment Officer, Energy Sector Specialist, Agence Francaise de Developement, South Africa
  • Georg Grüner, Senior Project Manager,Saharan Africa Regional Office, Kfw IPEXBank GmbH
  • Dave Smit, Structured Finance, Energy, FMO, Netherlands
  • Paul Eardly Taylor, Head of Energy, Utilities & Infrastructure CoverageStandard Bank, South Africa
  • Dhesen Moodley, Vice President, African Infrastructure Investment Managers, South Africa
  • Dario Musso, Investment Banking Infrastructure Finance, Rand Merchant Bank, South Africa